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In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.

In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.
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In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.

Twitter:

@capehartj

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English

Contact:

315-576-5043


Episodes

Trita Parsi explains why pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran would be harmful

9/26/2017
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After Trump called the Iran nuclear deal an embarrassment, Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, explains who actually negotiated the deal and what it would mean if Trump pulled the United States out of the deal.

Duration: 00:36:07


Aggie Gund and Darren Walker on the Art For Justice Fund

9/19/2017
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Duration: 00:30:51


Howard Dean on young voters: ‘These people are not Democrats’

9/12/2017
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As Hillary Clinton hits the talk show circuit to talk about the 2016 presidential election, Jonathan turns to Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, to talk about the party’s future and that of the Republican Party.

Duration: 00:22:31


Shai Akabas explains the debt ceiling in plain English

9/5/2017
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Shai Akabas, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it.

Duration: 00:24:51


Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress

8/29/2017
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Dr. Carla Hayden, the first female African-American librarian of Congress tells Jonathan why she's more of a museum director than a librarian. Plus, she brings out some of the library's most interesting items.

Duration: 00:27:40


Outtakes from a year of 'Cape Up' (including one conversation that went off the rails)

8/22/2017
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'Cape Up' is having its first anniversary and in honor of the big day, Jonathan and Carol Alderman, the show's producer, bring you some of their favorite outtakes.

Duration: 00:16:44


Vanita Gupta on the unabashed display of white supremacy in Charlottesville

8/15/2017
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Given the events of Charlottesville, you need to hear from Vanita Gupta, former head of the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department under President Obama and President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Duration: 00:19:36


Why Steve Bannon isn't going anywhere

8/8/2017
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Steve Bannon is a problematic personality in the White House and constantly rumored to be about to lose his job. But Josh Green, author of “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the White House,” says Bannon is here to stay.

Duration: 00:38:14


R. Eric Thomas is the escape from politics that you need right now

8/1/2017
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The man who gave us the phrase "Auntie Maxine" has Jonathan completely shook. R. Eric Thomas discusses Emmanuel Macron, Barack Obama and who in the Trump administration he’d like to meet.

Duration: 00:32:46


Kamala Harris gets tough on the Russia probe (and ignores the mansplainers)

7/25/2017
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Senator Kamala Harris talks about ignoring mansplaining in the Senate, her disdain for the Attorney General and her love for a man she met on a blind date.

Duration: 00:28:52


Cornell Belcher on the new swing voter

7/18/2017
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Cornell Belcher talks about who the new swing voter is and what the Democratic Party needs to do to win them over.

Duration: 00:30:04


Sherrilyn Ifill exposes the absurdity of Trump’s election integrity commission

7/11/2017
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Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, discusses the election integrity commission, the ins and outs of voter suppression efforts in Texas and around the country, their down ballot implications and the omnipresent spectre of race in all of it.

Duration: 00:34:54


Fourth of July special: What we’ve learned about Trump from six months of interviews

7/4/2017
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What better time than the Fourth of July to reflect on what we've learned over the last six months about President Trump? Jonathan revisits key interviews and highlights what we can learn from them.

Duration: 00:13:49


Debunking the myths about Planned Parenthood with Cecile Richards

6/27/2017
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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, discusses what defunding the organization really means, what it's like to fight with Congress over her work and the possible impact of Trumpcare on Americans.

Duration: 00:26:57


Debbie Dingell on the struggle to find a place in her own party

6/20/2017
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Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) diagnoses problems within the Democratic party and how to solve them. Also, her response to the shooting of congressional republicans and staffers on a baseball field in Alexandria, Va.

Duration: 00:24:10


Valerie Jarrett on why she's still optimistic about the future

6/13/2017
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Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Obama, is back on the show to discuss Planned Parenthood, LGBT Pride Month and activism across the country.

Duration: 00:27:15


The real reason people say 'I'm not racist, but'

6/6/2017
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Justin Gest, author of 'The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality' discusses why working-class whites continue to stick by President Trump.

Duration: 00:32:52


Actor Jesse Williams on race and cultural appropriation: 'Everybody's gonna copy you anyway'

5/30/2017
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Grey’s Anatomy actor, Jesse Williams, lit up social media at his acceptance speech at the BET awards last year. In this episode, he discusses cultural appropriation and reminisces about partying with Naomi Campbell at the White House.

Duration: 00:33:33


"The monuments were murder": New Orleans mayor defends focus on removing confederate monuments

5/23/2017
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Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, fresh from removing the last of 4 confederate monuments talks race, reconciliation and rebuilding, not just for his city, but for the country.

Duration: 00:25:16


Senator Christopher Coons on why he prays for President Trump

5/16/2017
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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) discusses the firing of FBI director James Comey, the questions he needs answered to replace him and why he prays for President Trump.

Duration: 00:17:42

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